R&D Project:

Innovative Management For Resiliency


Status: Completed

Project Timeline: January 2015 – December 2017


  1. Optimize the utilization of nutrients such as manure management and timing or placement of fertilizer to minimize losses as adaptation process.
  2. Work with producers to establish forage and annual crop production that is resilient to weather extremes using economically and environmentally sound practices.


  • Set up demos with 4 key cooperators with alternative legumes, fertilizer placement & whole farm nutrient management.
  • Monitored soil & crop response to innovative practices.
  • Tested Soil Quality Field Kit. Working with Bill McGill to evaluate innovative practices in terms of soil quality.
  • Worked with George Geldart to integrate economic analysis of innovative practices.
  • Worked with Blackbird Environmental to evaluate spatial extent & variablity of effect of practices.
  • Cohosted 5 field days where project innovative practices were highlighted & gave 6 presentations at winter workshops.
  • Hosted updates for smaller groups at stations during workshops at 5 events.
  • Compiled 6 articles & 6 factsheets (see right hand side)

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Project Cooperators

  • Ron Buchanan
    Unnamed Road, Montney, BC V0C 1Y0
  • Rod Strasky
    Farmington, BC
  • Andrew & Brian Clarke
    Baldonnel, BC
  • Gordon Lazinchuk
    Bessborough, BC
  • Tobin Dirks
    Cecil Lake, BC
  • Arnold & Nelda Bennett
    Two Rivers, BC

Project Contacts

  • Sandra Burton
    Lead Contractor
  • Darryl Kroeker
    Lead Director

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Funding & Industry Partners

  • Peace Region Forage Seed Association
  • BC Grain Producers Association (BCGPA)
  • University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Blackbird Environmental
  • South Peace Grain Cleaning Co-op (SPG)
  • Farm Adaptation Innovators Fund
  • BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF)